Xbox TV device rumor resurfaces, to be unveiled in 2013

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 19:14 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Rumors of an Xbox TV device have resurfaced, and sources close to the matter have stated the “always on” device will run on core Windows 8 components.

According to The Verge, the set-top box will be competing with Apple TV by offering causal gaming titles and “near-instant” access to TV and entertainment services.

The device is part of a two-SKU strategy at the company, offering a lower cost alternative to the planned next-gen console in development.

Meanwhile, The Verge was told that the core architecture for the next-Xbox will be scalable, allowing it to run other devices – possibly adding a phone which could run Xbox Live in full.

Microsoft’s hardware line-up is to be unveiled next year, with a release scheduled just “ahead of the holiday shopping season.”

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